Aphrodiphobia, Part V: Toward the Divine Sexuality

In one of the preceding essays, I said that a totally committed couple, in the moment of mutual orgasm, may “feel the edge of the ecstasy of a full enlightenment.” In a full enlightenment or awakening, the barrier between the ordinary self and the Deep Mind (I think that’s a more accurate name than “collective [Read More…]

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Why Wicca Is a Major World Religion

Gerald Brosseau Gardner, that strange retired Englishman, created Wicca because he could not find an adequate religion elsewhere. His museum contained hundreds of pamphlets from various minority religions, and dozens of documents about his memberships, initiations, and ordinations; he had been actively searching for many years. He did not create it out of whole cloth; [Read More…]

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Thirteen Suggestions for Parents

1. If you don’t want your son to lie, don’t punish him for telling the truth. 2. If you don’t want your daughter to be abused or exploited, praise her uniqueness and teach her to question authority. 3. If you want your son to be brave and prudent, teach him not to take unnecessary risks. [Read More…]

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The End of My Catholic Boyhood

In order for you, dear reader, to see why I think about religion as I do, you need to know what happened to me at age 14. One Saturday evening in the summer of 1955, I was sitting at my desk in an alcove of the basement suite of rooms my father had built for [Read More…]

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“Human Life Is Sacred”: My Foray Into Blogging

I’m rather excited. Friendship with Star recently ambushed us both—so I have begun writing on here. Star tells me they’ll have me launched today. I like the idea that many people, not just my friends, will be able to read what I write. However, that idea feels like a big responsibility as well, because I [Read More…]

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